Sports betting launches in Tennessee

first_img Regions: US Tennessee Sports betting in Tennessee launched yesterday (1 November), with major operators such as DraftKings, FanDuel and BetMGM as well as the local Action247 launching their sports betting products. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “This Sunday will represent the culmination of an enormous amount of work and due diligence to bring online-only sports wagering to Tennessee, the only state in the nation to do so,” TEL President and chief executive Rebecca Paul Hargrove said. “As the regulator, today also represents the beginning of a new stage as we establish and support a responsible and competitive program here.  Read more on iGB North America Tags: BetMGM DraftKings FanDuel Tennessee Education Lottery Action247 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports bettingcenter_img Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Licensing Regulation Online sports betting Sports betting regulation “We will continue to work with all licensees, registrants and applicants to protect the consumer, promote fairness in sports and regulate this new Tennessee industry that provides critical funds to the state and local governments.” The Lottery, which acts as the regulator for the market, confirmed on Friday that sports betting operators may take bets from players aged 21 and over and located in the state from Sunday as planned. Email Address 2nd November 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Sports betting launches in Tennesseelast_img read more

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgLafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw)  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLafarge Cement Zimbabwe manufactures and distributes cement and allied products for the building industry. Formerly known as Circle Cement, the company is a subsidiary of the Lafarge Group. The cement product range includes Portland composite cement which is the cement used in beams, foundations and load-bearing structures; Supaset, used by concrete brick makers and homebuilders; Masonry cement, used for general construction work such as screed flooring, brick and mortar and plastering mortar. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe also sells a range of allied products which include washed sand, 6-mm stones, 20-millitre stones and crusher run. Specialised products include Agricultural lime, Colorbrite and Snolime, pre-sanded Cemwash and Impermo. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgIn control: South African scrum-half Ruan Pienaar barely put a foot wrong in Ulster’s crucial win at LeicesterBy Katie FieldThe SaintsPerfect nineUlster went into the final weekend of Heineken Cup pool matches as the top ranked team and duly completed a near-perfect qualifying campaign, making it six wins out of six with a 22-19 win at Leicester Tigers. Their back row were in storming form but the Man of the Match was scrum-half Ruan Pienaar, who oozed class and composure from the first whistle to the last and scored all of Ulster’s points.With his side trailing 19-9 at one stage, the No 9 ensured his team didn’t panic and they took control of the match and won the group, earning themselves a home quarter-final against Saracens and condemning Leicester to a trip to Clermont Auvergne, who haven’t lost at home in 72 games.Magic MunsterHome advantage is a handy thing to have in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals and Munster relish nothing more than a massive match at their Thomond Park fortress. Before the last round of pool matches they were heading for an away quarter-final as they were ranked sixth among the probable qualifiers. However, the Irish side knew what they needed to do and rose to the occasion magnificently, beating Edinburgh 38-6 to claim the five points they needed to rise to fourth out of the eight quarter-finalists.Captain Peter O’Mahony scored the crucial fourth try, but it was a great team effort featuring outstanding work from James Coughlan and Paul O’Connell. Toulouse will need to bring their A game to Thomond Park in April to have any hope of stopping Munster in their tracks.Cool QuinThe Scarlets hosted Harlequins in a winner-takes-all clash with a place in the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finals at stake. The Welsh side were leading 20-19 inside the final five minutes when they conceded a penalty.Quins’ regular kicker Nick Evans was suffering with cramp, so Ben Botica stepped up to the tee knowing a successful kick would keep his team’s European season alive, but a miss would in all likelihood kill it stone dead. Yes, it was a relatively straightforward penalty but the pressure could hardly have been greater. Botica was equal to the occasion and found the target to steal a 22-20 win.Hotshot: George Ford scored 17 pointsBy GeorgeBath fly-half George Ford made it 45 points in three games in the Amlin Challenge Cup this season with his haul of 17 against Bordeaux-Begles this weekend and ensured Bath maintained their 100% winning record in their pool matches. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The wrong cardConnacht tighthead Nathan White escaped with a yellow card rather than a red despite seeming to catch Brad Barritt’s face with his boot during the Heineken Cup pool clash with Saracens. Referee Leighton Hodges and TMO Gareth Simmonds both agreed to sin-bin White instead of sending him off, saying they couldn’t see the incident clearly enough. However, the television pictures seems to show the boot contacting with the face and White was lucky the officials decided to fudge the issue. TAGS: Bath RugbyHarlequinsMunsterUlster center_img The 54-13 victory which featured a try and six conversions from the nerveless Ford, kept Bath ahead of London Wasps in the Amlin rankings and thereby earned them a home quarter-final against Brive in April.Nice one, NigelIt’s great to hear a referee come out with a good one-liner and Nigel Owens lightened the mood of the tense encounter between Leicester and Ulster at Welford Road when he had to tick off Tigers centre Anthony Allen. Unhappy about something Allen had done, Owens advised him “the football ground is 500 metres that way” if he wanted to continue to misbehave.The SinnersWasteful WelshFor the second season in succession not a single Welsh region has reached the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cup or the Amlin Challenge Cup. The Ospreys had already blown their chances before this weekend’s 36-3 capitulation at the hands of Leinster, but the Blues and the Scarlets still had a sniff, before losing at home to Exeter Chiefs and Harlequins respectively.Welsh blues: Cardiff (in pink) slump while the Chiefs celebrateYes, the regions have less money to spend on their squads than the French, Irish and English teams, but when the Ospreys can boast of having six British and Irish Lions in their starting pack they cannot use that as an excuse at the moment. There is a massive amount of talent in these Welsh regional sides this season, but for some reason they are unable to get near to replicating the success of the Welsh national side. With a number of players heading to English and French clubs for next season, that situation looks likely to get worse, not better.A little respectClubs drawn in the Heineken Cup pool which contains the weakest Italian side, at present Zebre, know they have a better-than-average chance of harvesting enough points to claim a home quarter-final. Toulouse must have fancied their chances of doing just that when this season’s competition began, but a lack of respect for their weaker opponents has been the French side’s undoing.They produced a winning double against their toughest pool rivals, Saracens (17-16 away and 21-11 at home) but weren’t mentally switched on enough against Zebre or Connacht to take full advantage. Toulouse lost at home to the Irish side 16-14 and although they did the double over Zebre, their failure to glean a try bonus point this weekend means they must travel to Munster for the quarter-finals instead of playing at home. Talk about looking a gift-cheval in the mouth!Over-eager EmyrWhen your team is 20-19 up with four minutes to go and heading for a place in the Amlin Cup quarter-finals, it is essential to keep a cool head. Unfortunately, the Scarlets hooker Emyr Phillips failed to do that against Harlequins and charged up to hit a ruck from an offside position as the Welsh side tried to keep the Londoners at bay. His over-eagerness presented Quins with a simple penalty chance and that was all it took to turn a home win into a defeat and send the Scarlets out of Europe. Good discipline in defence wins matches. It’s a lesson Phillips has learned the hard way. CARDIFF, WALES – JANUARY 18: Kai Hortsmann of Exeter celebrates victory during the Heineken Cup Pool 2 match between Cardiff Blues and Exeter Chiefs at Cardiff Arms Park on January 18, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images) last_img read more

Thanksgiving Day Quiz

first_img TAGSThanksgiving Previous articleThanksgiving, Squanto and the Providence of GodNext articleThanksgiving: A Uniquely American Holiday Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR I gave the quiz to my husband and he scored more than I did. He got six right out of ten. He got questions 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, and 10 right. He missed 1, 2, 5, and 7……………I got 1, 3, 7, 8, right and 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10 wrong. Now, I am sitting here with my husband and discussing that I guess I don’t need to be on Jeoprody the tv show. I would fail on the first question, if they asked me how to spell Jeoprody LOL! Reply November 24, 2016 at 1:16 pm Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Mama Mia 3 COMMENTS November 24, 2016 at 1:28 pm November 24, 2016 at 1:29 pmcenter_img Happy Thanksgiving Day everybody! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Give thanks you don’t have to pass this quiz before dinnerBy Melanie Kirkpatrick Three hundred ninety-five years ago, the Pilgrims and Native Americans joined for a three-day feast that has come to be known as the first Thanksgiving. The gathering pointed the way to the diverse people we have become.Thanksgiving is Americans’ oldest tradition. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ohio, provides an opportunity to test your knowledge of the original Thanksgiving and subsequent observances of the holiday throughout our history.1. Ninety Indian men attended the First Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621. What was the name of their tribal confederation?A. WampanoagB. ApacheC. IroquoisD. Sioux2. Eighteen Pilgrim wives sailed on the Mayflower. How many survived until the time of the First Thanksgiving?A. TenB. NoneC. SixteenD. Four3. What food did the Indians contribute to the First Thanksgiving?A. TurkeyB. VenisonC. SalmonD. Oysters4. In 1926, President Calvin Coolidge received from Mississippi a gift of a live animal with a “toothsome flavor” intended for the First Family’s Thanksgiving dinner. What was the animal?A. TurkeyB. DeerC. RabbitD. Raccoon5. The “godmother of Thanksgiving” was a 19th century editor who campaigned for decades in support of a national day of thanks. What was her name?A. Harriet Beecher StoweB. Sarah Josepha HaleC. Louisa May AlcottD. Lydia Marie Child6. Which college teams faced off in the first Thanksgiving football game in the 1870s, starting a nationwide mania for Thanksgiving Day football?A. Harvard vs. DartmouthB. Princeton vs. RutgersC. Princeton vs. YaleD. Columbia vs. Harvard7. Which president refused to issue a Thanksgiving proclamation on the grounds that the Constitution prohibits a president from “intermeddling with religious institutions, their doctrines, discipline, or exercises.”A. Thomas JeffersonB. George WashingtonC. John AdamsD. Abraham Lincoln8. The word “succotash” comes from the Narragansett Indian word “sohquttahhash.” What is it?A. Grilled venisonB. A stew of corn and beansC. A clambakeD. A kind of pumpkin9. Religious days of thanksgiving have a long history in the Judeo-Christian tradition. In what is now the United States, several locations lay claim to being the site of the first “true” Thanksgiving Day, as celebrated by European settlers who arrived before the Pilgrims. Which of the following make such claims?A. San Elizario, Texas — near El PasoB. St. Petersburg, FloridaC. Berkeley Plantation, VirginiaD. All of the above10. What year was the date of Thanksgiving codified into law as the fourth Thursday of November?A. 1901B. 1967C. 1941D. 1863Click here for the answers to the quiz.Melanie Kirkpatrick is a senior fellow of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, and the author of “Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience,” just out from Encounter Books. The Anatomy of Fear I took the quiz and got four out of ten right….got the right Indians, the vension on number 3, Thomas Jefferson on number 7 and the succotash question right……the rest I guessed at and got wrong. Went with Harvard only because I knew it was an old old university, then picked it vs. Dartmouth and got it wrong. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

SR-1 House / SPNG Architects

first_img SR-1 House / SPNG Architects Area:  162 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•phường 14, Vietnam Year:  Houses SR-1 House / SPNG ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSR-1 House / SPNG ArchitectsSave this picture!© Hiroyuki Oki+ 34Curated by Hana Abdel Share ArchDaily Vietnam Photographs Projects Architects: SPNG Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Hiroyuki Oki Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941949/sr-1-house-spng-architects Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: Dulux, Panasonic, Toto, Dong Tam, Philips LightsArchitect In Charge:Tran Ngoc ThachDesign Team:Tran Ngoc Thach, Nguyen Trung ThanhClient:Nguyen Trung HieuContractor:Phu Thinh Hoang CompanyCity:phường 14Country:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsAxolightWall And Ceiling Blackspot Light – FavillaCarpetsLonghiRug – CloudsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. SR-1 house is located on a site of ​​37m2, directly facing the west sunlight, surrounded by arid land, lacking urban greenery and mostly filled with typical tube houses of Ho Chi Minh City, with little or almost no gardens, is usually completed with concrete or corrugated iron roofs. Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!Fourth Floor PlanSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe clients are people working in the field of arts, who love the natural atmosphere, trees and animals. They want to build a 4-storey house to meet the needs of life and future jobs. We set the goal of the project to have 3 main values: tranquility, kind behavior with the neighborhood context and closer connection between people and nature.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe clients are born and live in a spacious one-story rural house, with spaces connecting from front to back, so everyone in the family has a very close relationship with each other. Based on that memory, the design opens up views from common living spaces such as living room, dining room, drawing space. On the other hand, the separation in interior space is limited by minimizing solid brick walls, favoring the use of glass walls and continuous space. As such, people can gather easily and they will feel as close and familiar as their childhood home.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiResponding to the context of the site, one of the main solutions for the architecture of the house is the installation of a potted plant system hanging on the façade. The system not only prevents harsh sunlight in the afternoon, but also limits the view from outside to inside the house. Therefore, the interior space becomes quieter, more private and cool. This façade provides a cool stream of steam and oxygen to not only the homeowner but also to everyone around them. The canopy makes the house look as simple as a green wall, making the neighborhood look more friendly. From here, we hope this little piece of green will help connect people closer to nature.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe space of the house, after completed, is green and tranquility. It is an environment that helps people return to their inner selves to restore and develop a peaceful and wealthy mind. It is a must-have in a crowded tropical city, with extreme temperatures, heavy traffic and alarming air and noise pollution.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Gas Holders of London Documented by Photographer Francesco RussoArticlesUniversity of Oxford Announces Largest Project in its History, Designed by NBBJArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941949/sr-1-house-spng-architects Clipboard 2017 CopyAbout this officeSPNG ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn Facebookphường 14VietnamPublished on June 19, 2020Cite: “SR-1 House / SPNG Architects” 19 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?胡志明社别墅SR-1,植物网格立面 / SPNG Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Chief Executive Carrie Lam fails to alleviate RSF’s concerns over Hong Kong Press Freedom

first_imgRead the open letter by RSF (in French, English, and Chinese) here.Read the HKSAR Chief Executive’s answer (in English and Chinese): June 7, 2021 Find out more ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Organized crimeViolence to go further Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more In a letter signed by her private secretary, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam responded last week to Reporters Without Borders’ open letter, but fails to assess the magnitude of the threat to journalists. Related documents HKSAR’s response to RSF (English version)PDF – 1.03 MBHKSAR’s response to RSF (Chinese version)PDF – 985.58 KB ChinaHong KongAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Organized crimeViolence Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts PHOTO: ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP center_img On August 12th, Chief Executive Carrie Lam replied in writing through her private secretary Ms. Maggie Wong to the open letter sent on July 26th by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Secretary General Christophe Deloire which was published in six media, namely: South China Morning Post, Apple Daily News, Liberty Times, Hong Kong Free Press, Taipei Times and BuzzOrange. In this letter, RSF presented five requests to restore full press freedom in the Chinese Special Administrative Region.In her response (see full text in attachment), Chief Executive claims that the Extradition Bill is not a threat to journalists and their sources. She ensures that the Hong Kong law enforcement respects “the rights of the media to report on public events and incidents” and promises that they will “actively investigate illegal and violent acts”. Regarding the overall status of press freedom in Hong Kong, she emphasises the “long established mechanisms” in facilitating the work of journalists, which include “24-hour media enquiry services.”Canned Response“This canned response fails to convince as it uses the same unsubstantial arguments put forth since the beginning of the crisis,” declared RSF Secretary General Christophe Deloire. “Carrie Lam must recognise the seriousness of the threat to journalists before she is on track to restoring full press freedom in Hong Kong.”Since early June, Hong Kong has seen massive demonstrations against an extradition bill which Carrie Lam proclaims to be “dead” but has yet to be formally withdrawn. During the protests, police and pro-Beijing mobs have attacked journalists on numerous occasions.In the RSF World Press Freedom Index, the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong (HKSAR) has plummeted from 18th in 2002 to 73rd this year. China itself is ranked 177th out of 180.RSF CommentsBelow are the main contents of the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s response (in bold), followed by RSF’s comments:“It is not correct to say that the [Extradition] Bill was a threat to journalists and their sources”. RSF: The Chinese regime has shown many times that it needs no solid grounds to attack critical voices in Hong Kong. If the extradition bill were passed, Beijing would no longer have to resort to abduction, and would simply be able to legally seize whomever they wish to silence under made-up accusations.“Police respects the freedom of the press and the rights of the media to report on public events and incidents”. RSF: During the mass demonstrations over the last two months, police have targeted journalists on numerous occasions, firing tear gas at close range, using batons against them, and flashing powerful beams to interfere with photographing and filming. “Police will actively investigate illegal and violent acts to bring offenders to justice.” RSF: Many voices, including a group of fifty HKSAR’s Government Information Officers, in an open letter, have called for an independent investigation to shed light on brutalities by the police and pro-Beijing mobs.“HKSAR Government has long established mechanisms and a proven track record of facilitating media work and providing information to the media and the members of the public”. RSF: In a report published on July 7th, the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) deplored “one of the worst years” for journalists since the handover of the former British colony to China and denounced “a deliberate policy” to restrict journalistic freedoms.“The information services department and the Hong Kong police force both operate 24 hours media enquiry services.” Chief Executive Carrie Lam, members of her administration and the representative of the law enforcement consistently gave canned responses that avoided questions in press conferences, to the frustration of many journalists. August 20, 2019 Chief Executive Carrie Lam fails to alleviate RSF’s concerns over Hong Kong Press Freedom News In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom RSF_en News June 10, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Limerick’s newest music-making den

first_imgEmail Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Twitter Previous articleLIT boldly takes space research to where it has never gone beforeNext articleLimerick volunteers celebrate twelve months serving the city Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories NewsLocal NewsLimerick’s newest music-making denBy Alan Jacques – March 6, 2015 628 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live THE Park Kiosk is to become a music-making den this month.Filled with specially made instruments, the aim of sound artist Ed Devane’s Kiosk residency is to encourage creativity through music making and collaboration. Visitors will be able to play three types of mechanical, electroacoustic musical instruments: bowed strings, plucked strings, and a three-voice mechanical drum sequencer.  Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I’ll be recording and posting performances by visitors and guest artists alike on my YouTube channel and website. One of my goals with this project is to build up a digital archive of recordings made by the people who drop in,” said Ed.There is also an open call for MIDI compositions that can be played on the stringed instruments. You can submit MIDI files and a selection of these will be played in the Kiosk.For more details log onto http://www.eddevane.com/kiosk-project-limerick.html TAGSEd DevanelimerickThe Park Kiosk RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Citizen Satisfaction with Federal Government Services Hits Lowest Point Since 2015, ACSI Data Show

first_img ANN ARBOR, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Citizen satisfaction with U.S. federal government services is in free fall. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005031/en/ Citizen Satisfaction with Federal Government Services (Graphic: Business Wire) Citizen satisfaction plummets 4.4% to a score of 65.1 (out of 100), according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s (ACSI ® ) Federal Government Report 2020. “For the third straight year, satisfaction with the federal government takes a turn for the worse,” says Forrest Morgeson, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Michigan State University and Director of Research at the ACSI. “Marred by the COVID-19 pandemic, a contentious run-up to the November federal elections, and uncertainty following those elections, citizen satisfaction now resides at its lowest level since 2015, making the government’s uphill climb that much steeper.” Quality of federal government services nosedives Of the four primary drivers of citizen satisfaction – process, information, customer service, and website – only customer service avoids a tailspin. Efficiency and ease of government processes diminishes 3% to 66, ease of accessing and clarity of information drops 3% to 69, and perceptions of government website quality tumbles 5% to 71. The professionalism and courtesy of customer service scores highest among the drivers of citizen satisfaction, steady at 74. These changes reflect a broad and deep erosion of the quality of federal government services experienced by citizens in 2020. Departments of Commerce and Agriculture stand out, while Department of Treasury comes up short Citizen satisfaction differs widely across departments, with larger observed variance among federal departments than among companies in most private sector industries. This year, the Departments of Commerce and Agriculture lead the way, both at 74. The remainder come in well below the economy-wide national ACSI average (74.4 as of the third quarter of 2020), with the Department of Treasury bringing up the rear at 60. It’s worth noting that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer distinct federal departments are captured in the ACSI 2020 sample. Democrats, Republicans, and Independents each hit lowest satisfaction score in 3-year span The ACSI federal government study does not measure public approval of specific politicians or political parties. However, political party affiliation is likely to have some influence on citizen satisfaction with government services, according to ACSI data. Looking at trends in citizen satisfaction by party affiliation between 2019 and 2020, Democrats (down 4% to 68), Republicans (down 7% to 65), and Independents (down 5% to 62) all display declining satisfaction year over year. Each group now records its lowest score since 2018. Only the much smaller group of “Other Party” supporters (+7% to 62) report higher satisfaction in 2020 than in the two prior years. The ACSI Federal Government Report 2020 is based on interviews with 1,291 users, chosen at random and contacted via email throughout the year. Download the full report, and follow the ACSI on LinkedIn and Twitter at @theACSI. No advertising or other promotional use can be made of the data and information in this release without the express prior written consent of ACSI LLC. About the ACSI The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI ® ) has been a national economic indicator for 25 years. It measures and analyzes customer satisfaction with more than 400 companies in 47 industries and 10 economic sectors, including various services of federal and local government agencies. Reported on a scale of 0 to 100, scores are based on data from interviews with roughly 500,000 customers annually. For more information, visit www.theacsi.org. ACSI and its logo are Registered Marks of the University of Michigan, licensed worldwide exclusively to American Customer Satisfaction Index LLC with the right to sublicense. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005031/en/ CONTACT: Denise DiMeglio 610-228-2102 [email protected] KEYWORD: MICHIGAN UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY ELECTIONS/CAMPAIGNS OTHER TECHNOLOGY PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT INTERNET WHITE HOUSE/FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONSUMER OTHER POLICY ISSUES SOURCE: American Customer Satisfaction Index Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 08:32 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 08:32 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005031/en Previous articleCalyxt to Host Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results Conference Call on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern TimeNext articleArchie Collins Appointed as Next President & CEO of Tampa Electric Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusinesscenter_img TAGS  Facebook Facebook Citizen Satisfaction with Federal Government Services Hits Lowest Point Since 2015, ACSI Data Show By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Twitterlast_img read more

Donegal HSE communications to be effected by strike action

first_img By News Highland – March 23, 2010 WhatsApp Communications with HSE services in Donegal are likely to be affected today as a result of continued industrial action this week.IMPACT has confirmed that telephones will not be answered in the HSE West area from 9am until 1pm today.The union has agreed to grant a derogation for switchboards, and for direct line emergency services such as Emergency Departments. Meanwhile, calls related to a number of critical services will be screened on an hourly basis. Facebook Twitter Donegal HSE communications to be effected by strike action Google+ Pinterest Previous articleForgery case hears how woman claimed to be deadNext articleDonegal rape trial: Woman denies consensual sex with her ex-partner News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weekcenter_img Twitter Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Newslast_img read more

Motorist tests positive for cocaine in Convoy

first_img Pinterest Previous articleFurther meetings to be held today over schools reopeningNext articleSmall changes in Covid cases has big impact on LUH – Armstrong News Highland WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – January 12, 2021 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterestcenter_img Homepage BannerNews A motorist has tested positive for cocaine in Convoy after failing a Garda roadside drug test. Gardaí from the Letterkenny Roads policing Unit were conducting an ‘Operation Fanacht’ patrol in the area yesterday evening when they observed a vehicle take evasive action.They stopped said vehicle and the driver tested positive for the presence of cocaine.Gardai are reminding people to never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Motorist tests positive for cocaine in Convoy Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more